Grateful Dead

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On August 27, 1972, fresh off their now-legendary European tour, the Grateful Dead traveled to Veneta, OR and reunited with the Merry Pranksters for a common cause – to throw a benefit concert for the Kesey family’s Springfield Creamery. A stage was erected under the hot Oregon sun at the Olde Renaissance Fairgrounds, tickets were printed on the fronts of the Creamery’s yogurt labels, and the rest is history…

  Sunshine Daydream Deluxe CD/Blu-ray (Exclusive) Sunshine Daydream Deluxe CD/DVD (Exclusive) Sunshine Daydream Vinyl (4LP 180 gram) Retail 3CD/DVD

Complete 8/27/72 Concert Audio

Sunshine Daydream Concert Film


Bonus Documentary


40 Page Book


Courtenay Pollock Tie-dye Slipcase


Individually Numbered/Limited Edition

Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,500

Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 12,500

Limited Edition of 5,000



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reijo29's picture
Joined: Jun 18 2012
Official Release Eras

I am of the belief that the reason a lot of 80's is not released (until 89) is the quality of the recordings for the most part. If they had Betty board analogue type 80's tapes most people could deal with the somewhat subpar playing at times (mostly from 83 to 86). The 90's also have a lot weak playing & weak digital recordings. Couple that with the processed midi guitar sounds (& lack of regular straight guitar tube amp generated distortion) that make it hard to release. Though the the Bass playing is exceptionally good in any era, it never sounds as warm as it does in all the Betty board 70's releases. I attended many late 80's thru 90's shows & Phil's bass had a tremendous live presence that just did not translate well to the cassette or later DAT recordings. The only exception being the multitrack 1980 Dead Set era & 1989-90 without a net era recordings.....Lastly I was pleasantly surprised by the Dave's volume 7. Great energy throughout & quality sound.

Joined: Aug 13 2007
Shipped !!!!!

Got my shipping notification during the night. I ordered UPS 2-day shipping. I hope this gets to me by Tuesday and not Wednesday, but at least it won't be later than Wednesday.

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Videography vs. Discography

I usually agree with Spacebrother's calls for a more evenly balanced release of different CD's of concert's from era's other than just the 70's, even though my personal favorite shows tend to come from pre-hiatus 70's, but I don't think it's appropriate to view this release through that lens. This show is all about the Sunshine Daydream Video, and while the Dead's Discography is biased towards the 70's the Videography is if anything biased towards the later eras.

Not counting the couple odds and ends that were released exclusively on VHS or Laser Disc long ago there have been (to my knowledge):

2 Releases from the 1960's (The Dead's spot on Playboy After Dark in Anthem to Beauty-1969, and a couple songs from Woodstock on the Blu-Ray Exclusive 40th Anniversary release-1969)

6 Releases from the 70's (three songs on A night at the Family Dog-1970, Festival Express-1970, Sunshine Daydream-1972, The Grateful Dead Movie-1974, Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978, and The Closing of Winterland-1978)

7 Releases from the 80's (Dead Ahead-1980, So Far-1985, View From the Vault IV-1987, Ticket to New Years-1987, Truckin' Up to Buffalo-1989, Crimson White & Indigo-1989, and Downhill From Here-1989)

3 Releases from the 90's (View From the Vault-1990, View From the Vault III-1990, and View From the Vault II-1991)

And the bonus disc for the All The Years Combine box set featuring songs from the late 80's and early 90's.

Vince has substantially more representation than Pigpen and TC and not that much less than Keith, while the Brent Era is actually the most plentiful.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
E72 releases

Actually, if I were to count the original E72 release, the Complete box set, the individual show releases, E72 Vol 2, Rockin' The Rhein, Steppin' Out, Hundred Year Hall, the Dark Star Record Store day single and the Bickershaw Festival '72 various artists compilation, that would make 32 individual releases just from this particular tour. This raises the number from 35 to 37 overall releases from 1972.

If it helps, I didn't include the Complete box music only edition...


*(note - this is by no means a complaint. I for one would like to see every single show in the vault released, regardless of the quality, year, era and completeness of the recordings and even multiple sources from the same show if they sound different from each other)

zepthompson's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
Europe 72

should count as 1 release....
(SPACEBROTHER counts it as 25 I bet)


Joined: Nov 3 2010
Sunshine Daydream LP and DVD set

Does anyone know exactly when this is shipping? I know it says the 17th but most everyone ships out on friday so it gets to you close to the release date.

Joined: Jun 4 2007
Worth it? (edited)

In answer to the question asking whether the extra $21 for the 40 page book, bonus documentary and tie dyed slip case is worth it...absolutely! I would feel somewhat short changed if I had the basic version of this set knowing that the deluxe version exists, but would still appreciate that it is released either way.

I've seen 12 page tour books go for $30 bucks alone a pop.

It's interesting that with the inclusion of Sunshine Daydream, that '72 has become by and far the most represented year for official releases at 35 different titles. In fact, 1972 is more represented than everything released from 1979 through 1989 combined at a total of 31 titles. It's also more represented than 1964 - 1969, which is 23 titles, or 1990 - 1995 at 16 titles.

Joined: Jul 31 2013
Look- a surviving box set!

The gloves worn in the "Look Inside the Box" video above are obviously intended to protect the media, but still, it creeped me out just a bit when I first saw it- especially in contrast to the casual attire and nudity on display at the event commemorated by the special edition.

Kinda had a forensic vibe, know what I mean?

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Joined: Jun 20 2007
41 Years to wear the ball & stripes

With a great fondness I think back to that day. August 1st was a real up. I danced in the last row of the movie theater in Albuquerque just like I danced in front of the stage in Veneta 41 years ago on this date. I was 18 again for a couple hours. High kudos to for reprinting t-shirts. Now who else remembers the "Reddy Kilowatt " t-shirt Babbs was wearing that day. I think I saw one at a "Garage Sale" at Keseys. 41 days, 41 nights, 41 years to wear the ball and stripes. Why I remember little Sadie that summer of 72 in Oregon.

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Joined: Jun 4 2007
it's all good

I like the brown one better even though I paid too much. Lord knows it's all right...


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